There was bad news – and potentially very bad news – for the environment and water quality on Friday. A federal court decision  is allowing a gold mine to dump millions of tons of mine tailings into a freshwater lake just north of Juneau, Alaska.
This unfortunate decision could have a ripple effect when combined with the current ramping up of mining activity across the US, such that the future of our clean water, the many victories for water quality that have been won through tireless organizing by many evironmental groups and concerned citizens, could be despoiled.